• Database Administrator (DBA)

    Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2020 4:00 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    Job Description Summary

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    •Support and maintain systems and databases associated with the ongoing development and delivery of a websites built with Linux, Apache, AWS S3, SQL server, Oracle and other Commercial Off The Shelf Software (i.e. Pega)
    •Perform database administration tasks including upgrades, backup/restores, space allocation, etc.
    •Perform data backup and migration
    •Support the implementation of new projects
    •Migrate for tradition Oracle Databases to RDS
    •Perform database/systems administration including maintaining and upgrading servers, conducting technology refresh, and improving security
    •Design and develop new database structures for introducing more efficient environments
    •Monitor and troubleshoot daily ETL processes that require thorough understanding of the ETL and Linux shell scripts
    •Evaluate, recommend, and improve ETL processes
    •Administer and maintain environments, establish and enforce configuration management controls, implement security patches, and manage deployment of application code
    •Work with application development staff to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures
    •Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for production databases in conjunction with data owners and department managers
    •Respond to and resolve web front end access, connectivity, and performance issues
    •Evaluate and troubleshoot production issues, this role is ultimately responsible for the operation and maintenance for the production environment.
    •Demonstrate experience supporting Agile DevOps implementation projects

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities
    •At least five (5) years of experience administrating large SQL server (or Oracle) databases required
    •At least five (5) years of experience administrating Linux servers (Ubuntu & Red Hat) required
    •Ability to assist the web development team using Oracle, SQL server, AWS S3, Glacier etc.
    •Working knowledge of installation, configuration, patching, and monitoring of database systems
    •Strong understanding of SQL query language, indexes, stored procedures/functions, and schemas
    •Ability to proactively identify, troubleshoot, and resolve database & systems issues
    •Experience with scripting, preferably Linux Bash
    •Ability to conduct data analysis to understand the data and its collection methods
    •Strong problem-solving skills
    •Working knowledge of Agile development methodologies
    Additional Qualifications
    •Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required
    •Oracle Certification Preferred
    •AWS Certification preferred
    •Master's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred

    Physical Requirements:
    •Work is performed in an Information Technology environment
    •Ability to lift or transport items weighing up to 20 lbs.

    Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
    •Ability to obtain or maintain a Public Trust - Moderate Risk security clearance
    •United States citizenship or permanent residency


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Provide support for delivering high-quality, innovative software, including a web-based searchable data warehouse.
    - Develop and implement standards and procedures to improve efficiency and accuracy.
    - Review application and database design decisions to ensure that application solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and reliability upon deployment.
    - Provide technical expertise in database area throughout the life cycle of the projects, and propose and implement enhancements to improve performance and reliability.
    - Implement and support database security regulations, policies, and guidelines.
    - Monitor security bulletins to obtain information of potential threats; install necessary security patches to ensure ongoing database security.
    - Plan and install upgrades of database management systems (DBMS) software as necessary to enhance database performance.
    - Maintain responsibility for all aspects of database administration such as maintaining, monitoring and troubleshooting databases as well as hardware/software/interfaces and performing bug fixes and security patches.
    - Obtain Authority to Operate (ATO).
    - Complete and update Systems Development Life Cycle Management (SDLCM) and PRB artifacts as required.
    - Comply with Production Release Engagement Process (PREP).
    - Complete and update Enterprise Architecture and Capital Planning artifacts as required.
    - Re-architect the system (i.e., design/develop/implement system improvements to the user interfaces; Extract, Transform and Load [ETL] processes; database structure, etc.).

    Minimum Requirements:
    - Typically requires a min of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Masters degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
    - The ideal candidate should come from a software development background, have technical writing experience, and have the ability to work with application developers and federal government stakeholders.
    - Experience in developing web-based applications and supporting security, systems development life cycle (SDLC), and release processes.
    - Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
    - Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
    - Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise.
    - May have additional training or education in area of specialization.
    - Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgement in resolving issues.
    - Understands implications or work and makes recommendations for solutions.
    - Communicates on complex or sensitive issues or draft such responses for supervisor or team lead.


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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